The Earth Alive Management Team
David Gilmour, CEO
David Gilmour started his career with Navion, a Toronto-based financial consultancy group, where he spent eight years acting mainly with clients in the health care sector across Canada. He then joined Cirque du Soleil, a Montreal-based entertainment company, as head of the Corporate Alliances Division. During his four year tenure at Cirque, David built a roster of Blue Chip corporate partners for the company on 4 continents. His instincts for building solid international strategic alliances won him recognition throughout the business in North America and abroad. While at Cirque, the Chicago-based IEG Group called David one of the 10 most creative corporate alliance executives in the USA.
Following Cirque, David held senior positions in management and corporate alliances in the entertainment industry. In 2006, a change of business sector brought him to take on the helm of a heavy-chemicals and lubricant manufacturer. It was in this role that he became acquainted with new, alternate, and high performance clean technologies, available for a variety of industrial applications. David acquired Earth Alive Resources in May of 2011, an R&D company focused in the AgTech sector. The company was renamed Earth Alive Clean Technologies to begin worldwide commercialization of its technologies.
Marcelo Soutullo, VP Global Operations, Dust Solutions
Prior to settling in Montreal in 2000, Marcelo Soutullo spent more than 15 years working in the maritime industry, managing fleet personnel and coordinating marine standard certifications. As an independent consultant, he focused on sustainable and renewable energy production using organic material, and represented Earth Alive products to distributors based in the Caribbean and Latin America. Marcelo joined Earth Alive as Vice President of Business Development in March of 2013.
Dr Viviane Yargeau, CTO
Dr Viviane Yargeau is a chemical engineer specialized in chemical and environmental engineering. Dr. Yargeau serves on various committees including the international management committees of the Advanced Oxidation Processes specialist group of the International Water Association (IWA) and on several journal editoral boards. Dr Yargeau’s research focuses on the control of environmental pollutants through improved mitigation technologies. Dr Yargeau has established strong national and international collaborations with researchers, toxicologists, and industry. She started to work with Earth Alive in 2011 and became CTO in 2014.
Steve Perrone, CFO
Steve is a senior executive with over 30 years of experience in financial and executive management. Steve has been the CFO of several multinational public and private companies and has been a key player in raising more than $230 million in debt and equity and in completing several acquisitions both domestically and internationally. Steve holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Concordia University. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with a Chartered Accountant Qualification (CA).
Michael Warren, VP Global Operations, Agriculture Solutions
Michael built and managed LFP Solutions, an organic soil inputs distribution company, which joined Earth Alive in 2014. With a natural propensity for adventure and discovery, Michael consistently identifies innovative business concepts and brings them to market, with a focus on products that are earth and human-friendly. At Earth Alive, Michael is responsible for product and market development in various parts of the world, particularly Latin America and Africa. He has a Business Degree from Bishop’s University.
Simon Neufeld, Chief Agronomist
Simon Neufeld is a Certified Crop Adviser with over 10 years of experience in organic agriculture. He has worked in many facets of the organic industry as a researcher and agronomist, helping conventional farms transition to organics and organic farms improve their productivity. Prior to joining Earth Alive, Simon was Agronomist for Homestead Organics, Eastern Ontario’s premier organic feed mill and farm supply company. Simon holds an MSc in Plant Science from the University of Manitoba.